Welland Canal Report.
Port Colborne, Aug. 13th - Passed down: steamers Pickands, Detroit to Prescott, wheat; Melbourne, Toledo to Montreal, general cargo; McVittie, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; Azetic (sic) and consort, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; schooner S.H. Dunn, Toledo to Kingston, timber.
Port Dalhousie, Aug. 13th - There are now two gates shipped in their proper places at lock No. 6, and the other two on way there. Locking will be resumed some time tomorrow, or not later than Sunday morning. It just depends now how they happen to fit in their positions. The following boats are waiting to lock up: steamers Omaha, Frost, Niagara, Colonial, Bannockburn; schooner Minnedosa; steamers Antelope, J.C. Ford and barges, Street and barges; Gov. Smith; schooner D.W. Rust and barges; steamers S.J. Murphy, D.C. Whitney and barges, Topeka; schooner Vienna.
p.2 The Work Being Pushed - about 1/3 of spiles have been driven for elevator.
Dry Dock Facilities.
The board of trade will ask the city council to furnish arc lights for the dry dock, to be used only on such nights as vessels are in dock for repairs. The government allowance for repairs and maintenance is $1,500 a year, and will not permit of the purchase of an electric light plant this year. In view of the generous action of the minister of public works, the least the city can do is to afford this convenience. Next year it is hoped that the government will be able to include in its appropriation allowance for apparatus for incandescent lights, which can be put on swinging wires and used to light the dock below the vessels. It is also of the first moment that the city should advertise by poster or circular, at every port, the decrease in dry dock rates, for the reputation of the dock for high charges is established all over inland waters.
The tug Thomson cleared for Montreal this morning with two grain laden barges.
The steamer Hopkins was discharged at the M.T. Co.'s elevators this morning and cleared for the Welland canal.
The owners of the steamer George G. Hadley have paid the $5,000 salvage awarded to the owners, master and crew of the steamer Arabia, which picked the Hadley up on Lake Superior in a disabled condition in November, 1894.
The steamer Nellie Cuthbert made her first regular tri-weekly trip from Gananoque to this city today. She is owned by J. Cooper, Picton, who also controls the Varuna. The Nellie Cuthbert is run in connection with the line of which the Paul Smith forms one of the fleet.
Snips - The schooner Burton arrived today at Booth & Co.'s wharf with a cargo of coal from Charlotte.
The Welland canal was re-opened this afternoon.